Provincetown Theater Introduces "Winter Play Dates"

Reading series starts January 15th...
Boston playwright Kate Snodgrass is one of those who new work will be read in this upcoming series. (Courtesy of Provincetown Theater)

Provincetown Theater Introduces Winter Play Dates, Reading Series Features Six New Full-Length Works

Beginning January 15, 2019, the three-month series will perform every other Tuesday night through March 29, 2019.

Open to the public, all readings are free of charge.

At the start of our new year, the Provincetown Theater is proud to premiere Winter Play Dates, a three month-long reading series of new American full-length plays. Beginning January 15, Winter Play Dates performs every other Tuesday night at 7pm thru March 29, 2019 at the Provincetown Theater (238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657). Readings are free of charge. No reservations necessary; first come, first serve general seating. A cash bar in the lobby, including snacks and hot drinks, will be open for every performance.

Winter Play Dates is curated by playwright, author, and former executive director of the Dramatist Guild, Gary Garrison, along with Provincetown Theater artistic director David Drake. The series includes six new full-length plays directed and performed by local artists. In a diverse line-up of new works, participating playwrights range from local to regional to national. Following each reading, the playwright will engage in a talkback with the audience, facilitated by either Gary Garrison or David Drake.




Tuesday, January 15, 2019:

Chasing Happy – One Brazilian, one English woman, and a couple of gay men in mid-life crisis tumble together in this romantic comedy set in a summer in P’town. By Provincetown playwright Michel Wallerstein. 7pm


Tuesday, January 29, 2019:

Visions of Beatitude - In a mythical past, Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams meet in this historical two-man play set in Provincetown.

By North Truro playwright Joe Paprzycki. 7pm


Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

The Shadow Child - A young boy enters the lives of an emotionally haunted family in 1960s Brooklyn, shedding light on the things that matter most.

By Provincetown playwright Myra Slotnick 7pm


Tuesday, February 26, 2019:

The Lady Hamlet - A 1920's backstage comedy in which two great female stage divas compete for the role of Hamlet on Broadway, as they compete for the hand of Ophelia. By New York playwright Sarah Schulman. 7pm


Tuesday, March 12, 2019:

Fuck You, Julia - Set in current day NYC, the personal and professional adventures of a high-priced dominatrix and a struggling young hustler discover a new kind of family. By New York playwright Chris Harder. 7pm


Tuesday, March 26, 2019:

A new play by Boston playwright Kate Snodgrass, to be announced. 7pm




CREATING NEW AMERICAN PLAYS: A note from artistic director David Drake on sustaining a Provincetown legacy



“Winter Play Dates is a vital new addition to the Provincetown Theater’s commitment to developing new plays in the historically significant location of Provincetown, MA, birthplace of America Theater. A cornerstone of our larger mission, the Provincetown Theater’s role in presenting the Winter Play Dates series joins such existing programs in new play development as bi-monthly meetings of the Provincetown Playwrights Lab, our producing the yearly 24 Hour Plays, our annually honoring an outstanding living writer with the Provincetown American Playwright Award, and the 2019 inauguration of our Provincetown Theater Playwright Residency program. These events and programs are integral to our dedication in fostering the work of local playwrights and introducing regional and national writers into a partnership with the Provincetown Theater.”






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